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HISTORY

THE VERY BEGINNING

The Rajun’ Bull Marching Band was founded the same year that Bloomingdale High School first opened its doors, 1987.

Initially formed under the direction of Ted Hope, the program made a name for itself from the get-go. The band also began a tradition of straight superiors at FBA District Marching MPA: a tradition that’s been going strong for 30+ years!

The first show was called "Empire of the Sun: A Tribute to John Williams"

Ted Hope served as band director for 16 years before moving on to become Supervisor Of Secondary Music For Hillsborough County. From 2004 through 2023, Jon Sever took the mantle, continuing the band program's tradition of superior performances.

Sever has been recognized by the county, state, and country for his dedication and passion for his work, his students and the Bloomingdale program. A few examples include Teacher of the Year, FMEA Music Educator of the Year (2015-2016), and The John Philip Sousa Foundation.

Sever took the Bloomingdale music program international with our first trip to London in 2010, opening up the opportunity for international trips every four years to follow.

Sever followed in his predecessor's footsteps, being promoted to HCPS Supervisor of Secondary Music in 2023. His influence will always have an affect on the sprit of Bloomingdale and the music program as a whole. READ MORE HERE.

A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME

1988 - EMPIRE OF THE SUN

1989 - WEST SIDE STORY

1990 - GLORY

1991 - THE PLANETS

1992 - LES MISÉRABLES

1993 - CITY OF ANGELS

1994 - EVITA

1995 - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

1996 - JEKYLL & HYDE

1997 - 100 YEARS OF GERSHWIN

1999 - GYPSY

2003 - STYX

2004 - CORARONES ESPANÕLES

2005 - SALUTE TO THE SILVER SCREENS

2009 - JOURNEY

2013 - JAMES BOND

2015 - SURVIVORS

2016 - THE EAGLES

1987

BSHS OPENS

2004

JON SEVER BECOMES BAND DIRECTOR

2010

TRIP TO LONDON

2014

TRIP TO ROME

2019

TRIP TO AUSTRIA

2022

TRIP TO LONDON

2023

JORDAN FRAZE BECOMES BAND DIRECTOR

2023 - NIGHT OF FRIGHT

A special thank you to ACCLAIM IMPRINTABLES INC. for designing our dynamic show flags every year since 2004!

END OF YEAR SLIDESHOWS

The movie is free to watch/download, we only ask that you PLEASE consider making a donation to the band! Thank you for your support.

2022 -2023

 Photos from Senior Night courtesy of Fred Ocasio, and The Bloomingdale Gazette.

2021 -2022

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